• A sensitive period for the acquisition of food preferences in the Indian field mouseMus hooduga (Gray)

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      Early experience; food selection; sensitive period; Mus booduga Gray; Indian field mouse

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      The effect of exposure to particular cereals during infancy on adult food selection, and the sensitive period of acquisition of such food preferences, were studied in the Indian field mouse,Mus booduga Gray. Preliminary tests indicated an influence of early exposed diet on adult food selection. Further tests suggested that there is a sensitive period (4-6 days after birth) during which long lasting diet preferences are established in this wild mouse.

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      Shakunthala Sridhara1

      1. Department of Vertebrate Biology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore - 560 065, India
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